Higher Education And African Americans Essay by The Research Group

Higher Education And African Americans
Discussion of positive and negative experiences.
# 24118 | 2,025 words | 16 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 13, 2003 in Education (Higher) , African-American Studies (General)


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Discussion of positive and negative experiences. Cites research that contends that the quality and quantity of education Blacks receive make a difference in I.Q. outcomes. Gives examples from various universities (Harvard, University of Virginia). Increase in black students at four-year colleges. Role of Black colleges. Lawsuits brought by Whites regarding affirmative action and admission policies.

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"The experience of African Americans in higher education is varied, with some reporting very positive experiences and others negative ones. A study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that Blacks who graduate from college increase their IQ scores more than four times as much as Whites while in college (Blacks make higher IQ gains, 1997), and actually narrow the gap between scores for the two groups. This is significant, since the researchers report that in high school, this gap usually gets wider. The study was initiated in response to a controversial 1994 book, The Bell Curve, that contended that Blacks are genetically less intelligent than Whites, and that the difference could not be reduced by education. The researchers attributed the changes in Black IQ scores to the relatively poor quality of pre-college education many..."

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